Viola to Violin
I’ve been playing Viola for a few years now, and over the past year I’ve been playing the violin more frequently, before I always dabbled, but was never serious with it. Over the past year I’ve become really close to the instrument, and I finally now realize how much more I like the violin, I plan on switching completely to violin, as I don’t enjoy playing viola anymore. How long do you think it would take me to get skill level of something like Mozart Concertos or Kreisler Praeludium, I have played Some Solo Bach, Telemann, and Casadesus on viola. The last viola pieces I will play(I’ve already started them) before switching will be Hoffmeister and Berlioz Harold in Italy. On Violin I’ve done Vivaldi, Allegro(Fiocco), and Mollenhauer Infant and Boy Paganini, I plan on starting Accolay next. I really wish to be the best Violinist I can be and I will put in any amount of work necessary. Thank you! :)
If/when it's safe, I recommend playing violin parts, especially the first violin parts, in an orchestra, to help ease your transition.
Thx for the response and definitely I already will be doing violin in school(I played violin last year and was even assistant concertmaster) I also plan on joining a local orchestra this year and depending how how I progress joining my regional orchestra I would normally do the following. It really depends on what the audition solo is it’s most likely going to be Praeludium,Bruch,or Mozart 4. But it’s unlikely I will be at a point where I can play those pieces. :( But I can definitely try!
I think if you can play a solid Hoffmeister or Harold in Italy Praeludium and Allegro and Mozart Concerto should not be out of reach. Violin and viola are similar enough that the transition shouldn't be that bad, but you'll be doing more virtuosic acrobatics than you would on viola so that'll take some practice.
I was thinking about starting Bach A minor or Sicilienne and Rigaudon, would this be an ok and good place to start.